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  • OBREC News acquiring real estate How to Win When Acquiring Real...
    October 28 2015
    After the housing bubble burst in 2008, many were left holding onto properties that they could not sell or maintain, and the housing situation appeared grim for a while. We have been seeing some of the effects of this in the increased rental prices of properties in places like New York and San Francisco. All over, there has been concern [...]
  • OBREC News Corolla water test Corolla Tests Its Water Quality for...
    September 15 2015
    Dubbed by the U.S. News as one of the best travel locations in the United States, North Carolina's Outer Banks boasts beautiful beaches, a plethora of attractions, and an incredible amount of real estate to invest in. And with a growing economy, highly competitive mortgages, a higher prevalence of affordable real estate, and 1.5 million housing units being built per [...]
  • OBREC News finding a real estate agent Looking for a Real Estate Agent?...
    August 15 2015
    With our growing economy, competitive mortgage rates, and largely affordable real estate prices, now is the time to consider rental homes, or buying or selling real estate. But you don't have to do it alone. Enlisting the help of a real estate agent is an excellent way to ensure that you're getting the home of your dreams at a price [...]
  • OBREC News sales tax redistribution Alligators and Sales Tax Redistribution Spotted...
    July 15 2015
    Two Outer Banks fisherman recently spotted a six-foot alligator swimming in Oregon Inlet, near Bodie Island. The pair of brothers approached the reptile, surprised to see the animal so far out into the water. Normally, alligators don't venture north of the Albemarle Sound, so the animal was at the edge of its natural territory. Although alligators can be dangerous in [...]
  • OBREC News hiring a real estate agent Why You Should Hire a Real...
    June 15 2015
    Buying a new house is a great adventure for many families. Whether it is their first house or their third, 98% of buyers view their real estate agents as useful sources of information when looking for a new home. Narrowing down on a good real estate agent is not always easy, with 2 million active real estate licensees in the [...]
  • OBREC News home resale value Why New Home Buyers Need to...
    May 15 2015
    When is the best time to start thinking about selling your home? Believe it or not, there is no such thing as too soon -- and home buyers may want to think about what will happen when they ultimately sell a house, well, around the same time that they are buying it. Here are some ways to purchase an existing [...]
  • OBREC News your first beach house Buying Your First Beach House
    April 15 2015
    Buying your first beach house is a great way to save on vacation costs and help you relax in your home away from home. With hotel and restaurant expenses no longer factoring into your vacation budget, you are free to enjoy the local attractions without worrying about check-out times or spending extra money. One of the best places to buy [...]
  • OBREC News investing in real estate The Best Way to Invest in...
    March 15 2015
    Investing in rental property is a great way to make some extra money and build up extra home equity. Knowing how to invest in rental homes is easier than it sounds. With little physical labor and some smart decision-making, anyone can be a successful real estate investor. Finding a good real estate agent will lend you an advantage in your [...]
  • OBREC News highly successful real estate agent Four Traits of Highly Successful Real...
    February 15 2015
    Whether you are buying or selling a house, your local real estate agents can be your biggest ally on the pathway to success. In 2001, only 69% of home buyers purchased through a broker or real estate agent. By 2014, that number had increased to 88%. Of the buyers who used a real estate agent, 98% found the agent to [...]
  • OBREC News picking a real estate agent How to Pick a Great Real...
    January 15 2015
    Finding a good real estate agent is an important process, whether you are buying, renting, or selling a home. Knowing how to pick a good real estate agent goes beyond asking your friends and family who they hired. While 40% of buyers select their real estate agent based on a friend's referral, it is always a good idea to make [...]